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History

With our dream "Invisible to Visible", we are providing various products to all over the world. Here is our corporate history, specializing in eye and optics, since our establishment.


2001Apr.Established NIDEK TECHNOLOGIES S.R.L. (ITALY) and NIDEK TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA INC. (U.S.A.)
Aug.Established NIDEK Vision Institute to develop Visual Prosthesis
2004Apr.Merged NIDEK SALES CO., LTD. into NIDEK CO., LTD.
MayHideo Ozawa, Founder & President of NIDEK received prestigious "Order of the Rising Sun" award from Japanese government and emperor of Japan
2005Jul.Exhibited a prototype Visual Prosthesis at the NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) pavilion, EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN
2006Apr.Merged NIDEK Technologies America, Inc. into NIDEK INC.
Dec.Established the local office in Beijing (CHINA)
2007Nov.Established the local office in Dubai
2008Jun.Announced that Hideo Ozawa, the founder of NIDEK was appointed Chairman of the Board and Motoki Ozawa was promoted to President and CEO
Dec.Construction of the second building on Hamacho plant completed
2009Jun.Hideo Ozawa, the founder of NIDEK passed away (79 years old)
Jul.Introduced the RS-3000, Advanced OCT / SLO System
Oct.Started the internet retailing that deals with the coating products for the end-consumer
2010Sep.Established NIDEK DO BRASIL (BRAZIL)
Jun.Established the new representative office in Shanghai
Nov.Exhibited the Acrylic IOL Pre-Loaded System NZ-1 at the APEC JAPAN 2010 "JAPAN EXPERIENCE" as one of the Japanese government's displays
2011Apr.The Auto Lensmeter LM-1800PD / 1800P won the "red dot design award 2011"
Aug.Launched health supplement “iwill”
2012Jan.Launched endothelial cell photographing device CEM-530 PARACENTRAL™
Mar.The Optical Biometer AL-Scan won the Red Dot Design Award 2012
Jul.Established NIDEK (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. (CHINA)
Nov.Research theme NIDEK is involved in was selected for NEDO’s 2012 IT Integration-based New Social System Development and Demonstration Projects
2013Jul.Construction of the seventh building on Hiroishi plant completed
Oct.Launched Digital Medical Scope VersaCam™
Auto refractometer ARK-1s receives Silmo d`Or (Silmo gold prize)
2014Jun.Multifunction Edger Me 1200 won the "Ponts d'argent"
Oct.Established NIDEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. (SINGAPORE)
Nov.Edging Station LE-700 won "MTG GOLD Medal"
Dec.Edging Station LE-700 won "Vision-X Award"
2015Dec.Multifunction Edger Me-1200 and Intelligent Blocker ICE-1200 won “Vision-X Award”.
2017Oct.Tabletop Refraction System TS-310 receives Silmo d`Or (Silmo gold prize)
Supported the reconstruction of a Nepal school

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